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Your Hospitals

​Quick Facts: Ontario's Public Hospitals

145

Total number of public hospital corporations (231 hospital sites)

200,000

Total number of hospital employees

350,000

Total inpatient surgeries performed in 2014/15

1.2 million

Total outpatient surgeries performed in 2014/15

6 million

Total number of ER visits in 2014/15

20 million

Ambulatory care visits*

*clinic and day/night visits, excludes day/outpatient surgery and ER visits

Compared to the average of all other provinces, the Government of Ontario spends $294 less per person on hospital care. This translates into a “hospital efficiency dividend” that benefits Ontario taxpayers by $4.0 billion dollars this year alone.

Who are our members?

55

Small Hospitals

63

Community Hospitals

17

Acute Academic Hospitals

15

Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Rehabilitation (Rehab) Hospitals

5

Mental Health and Addiction Hospitals

Ontario Hospitals are actively collaborating with their community providers to enhance access and improve delivery of services across the province. Many hospitals are closely affiliated or integrated with Family Health Teams, long-term care homes, assisted living and community housing among others.

Other Facts and Figures:

  • In 1838, Kingston General Hospital cared for its first patient making it the oldest public hospital in Canada still in operation.
  • Ontario hospitals range in size from under 20 beds to over 1,200 beds.
  • Ontario’s research hospitals conduct 80% of publicly funded health research in the province.
  • Ontario’s hospitals care for patients dispersed across a vast geographic area that is larger than the area of France and Germany combined.
  • Ontario hospitals have a 20-year history of public reporting on the quality of care they provide.
  • Out of 69 existing Health Links, 23 are currently led by hospitals.